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Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

May 27

Emmaus Veterans Committee will honor departed comrades buried in each of the six cemeteries. The public is invited to a short prayer service, rifle salute and taps. The ceremonies begin 8 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, then proceed to Old Moravian, Moravian at Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and ending at Evangelical, Second and Ridge streets.

The veterans brick installation ceremony 1 p.m. at the Emmaus Remembrance Garden 164 E. Main St., on the grounds of the Knaus Homestead.

May 28

The Macungie VFW will host Memorial Day activities beginning with a flag raising 8:30 a.m. at Macungie Memorial Park. The parade will begin 10 a.m. The parade route will be Main Street from Buttonwood to Poplar streets. There will be Memorial Day celebrations at Macungie Memorial Park following the parade.

June 2

Lower Macungie Township’s free summer concert with The Outlaws featuring Crazy Elmer at East Texas Park, 5624 East Texas Road, East Texas, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Indoor and outdoor yard sale at St. John’s UCC, 139 N. 4th St., Emmaus, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. A bake sale and hot dog stand will also be available.

June 5

The Emmaus Garden Club will meet noon at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus. The program will be “Traditional and Contemporary Floral Designs” with Lynnette Barlip of Bob’s Flower Shop in Northampton. Barlip is a fourth generation florist. She is an FTD master floral designer and wedding consultant. She studied with Bill Hixon of Cleveland who has done special events at the White House for over 30 years. A member of the Lehigh Valley Floral Association, Barlip was the director of the Lehigh Valley Flower Show for two years. The designs she creates will be raffled at the end of the meeting.

June 7

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Dolcetto Entertainment will be the featured program. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

June 8

Lower Macungie Township’s free summer concert with Johnny’s Jukebox Band at East Texas Park, 5624 East Texas Road, East Texas, 6 to 9 p.m.

June 9

Yard sale 8 a.m. to noon at Emmanuel Assembly of God, 1431 Lehigh Parkway East, Allentown. All proceeds benefit the summer mission trip to Guatemala. For more information or directions, call 610-432-0982 or email info@eagchurch.com.

June 11

Good Shepherd wellness event 5 to 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Health & Technology Center, middle level, 850 S. 5th St., Allentown. Free, covered parking is available in Good Shepherd’s parking deck. While the event is open to anyone interested in overall health, it is especially intended for individuals living with a chronic condition, such as obesity, hypertension, chronic pain and diabetes. Free refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 888-44-REHAB (73422).

June 16

Lower Macungie Township’s free summer concert with Macungie Band at Hills at Lockridge Park, 7125 Scenic View Drive, Macungie, 7 to 8 p.m.

June 21

Community blood drive at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown, in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. The drive will be held 4 to 8 p.m. For an appointment, call Deana at 610-217-3155.

June 23

Grace Lutheran Church Strawberry Festival and Community Fair 4 to 7 p.m. at 28 W. Main St., Macungie. Free event includes hot dogs, popcorn, strawberry sundaes, a cakewalk, kidswalk and a basket raffle. For more information, visit www.gracemacungie.org.